- extreme accumulation of fat on and about the buttocks, especially of women.
Origin of steatopygia
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- excessive fatness of the buttocks
Word Origin for steatopygia
C19: from New Latin, from steato- + Greek pugē the buttocks
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"abnormal accumulation of fat on the buttocks of certain races," 1822, Modern Latin, from steato- "fat, tallow," from Greek stear (genitive steatos) "solid fat, suet" (see stone (n.)) + Greek pyge "buttocks."
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- Excessive accumulation of fat on the buttocks.
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